[SOLVED] How to Add Google Search Option to the Right-Click context Menu in windows Explorer

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I didn't find anything online. Example, right click on mp3 file, click google search option to launch a web search about the mp3 song. Did Anyone know a way to do it ?
 

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I looked into this yesterday and got it partially working but I didn't finish.
You have to roll up your sleeves, and learn PowerShell. The task you want is not that simple:
Thank you for the help guys. dalchina from tenforums found the solution. You can see it on this page:

https://www.tenforums.com/customization/151687-add-google-search-option-right-click-context-menu-win-explorer.html#post1854867
 
You have to roll up your sleeves, and learn PowerShell. The task you want is not that simple:
  • you need to extract ID3 tags from said MP3 file;
  • build search URL out of these tags;
  • open web page with this URL
I am not saying it is impossible, but most people use other tools to organize their MP3 collections.
 
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I looked into this yesterday and got it partially working but I didn't finish. I used Fast Explorer 2008 and created a new menu item for All Files, changed name to "Search Google...", and pointed it to Firefox.exe. I used "https://www.google.com/search?q=%1" as the parameter.

It worked, but the problem I ran into was that it was sending the full path and filename as the parameter. So instead of searching just for the filename (Song.mp3), it would send the full path to Google (C:\Users\Gardenman\Desktop\Song.mp3).

I gave up early, but it could be done with a batch file that removes the path and keeps only the filename.

This would not search the ID3 tag as Alabalacho said, just search for the filename. If interested in doing that (search for filename only), let me know and I'll finish it up and let you know how I did it.

Tip: Don't forget to restart Windows Explorer after adding an option to make it show up.
 
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mcqc

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I looked into this yesterday and got it partially working but I didn't finish.
You have to roll up your sleeves, and learn PowerShell. The task you want is not that simple:
Thank you for the help guys. dalchina from tenforums found the solution. You can see it on this page:

https://www.tenforums.com/customization/151687-add-google-search-option-right-click-context-menu-win-explorer.html#post1854867
 

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